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    • 05 Feb 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Holiday Inn Charlottesville - University Area, 1901 Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA 22901
    Host Sponsor

    Speaker Sponsor
     

     
     
    Community Service Project

    Do it Well. Make it Fun.

    Thursday, February 5, 2015
    11:00am - 1:30pm


    Holiday Inn Charlottesville - University Area
    1901 Emmet Street
    Charlottesville, VA 22901


    Click here to register


    Ron Culberson shows organizations how to boost productivity via humor and engagement—how to do it well, and make it fun. Based on his newest book by the same name, Ron shows managers how to create a less-stressful work environment in which staff want to work. And he helps staff and managers understand that excellence combined with fun and humor leads to an even greater level of success. The message has resonated with hundreds of organizations in Canada and the US.

    This hilarious program includes three areas of focus and may include the topics listed:
    • Success through self improvement (Attitude, focusing on the present, integrity, skill development, health, aging)
    • Improving relationships with others (Communication, teamwork, conflict, presentation skills, friendships, marriage, parenting)
    • Making the processes in life and work more effective (Work environment, process management, meetings, to-do lists, email, hobbies, volunteering)
    Ron Culberson
    Speaker, Humorist, Author
    Click here to learn more about Ron


    February is Go Red for Women Month!
    Please help MPI Virginia support the American Heart Association:
    • Wear RED to the meeting
    • Bring a 'Get Well' Card signed with a note  - cards will be delivered to heart patients at local hospitals.

    CEU Credits: Earn 1.0 Clock Hour (0.1 CEU Credits toward your CMP Application/Recertification
    CMP-IS Domain E: Human Resources Skill 12 Manage Workforce Relations


    Schedule
    9:30am - 11:00am Board Meeting 
    11:00am - 11:30am Registration & Networking 
    11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch
    12:30pm - 1:30pm Education

    Need to stay overnight?

    Holiday Inn Charlottesville University Area is offering VAMPI attendees a special rate of $79+tax. Call 888-737-3995 and mention "MPI" when making your reservation. Or click here to make your reservation online.


    Event Cancellations must be submitted in writing to: ceer@paragon-group.com
    Cancellation penalties do apply:
    Cancellation penalties outside 30 days from event date: $10
    Cancellations within 30 days from event date: $25
    Cancellations within 3 days of event date: No Refund


    Ron Culberson
    Speaker, Humorist, Author

    As a speaker, humorist, and author of three books, including his most recent called Do it Well. Make it Fun: The Key to Success in Life, Death, and Almost Everything in Between, Ron Culberson’s mission is to change the workplace culture so that organizations are more productive and staff are more content. By combining excellence with humor, he helps organizations attract and retain great employees, develop excellent leaders, and deliver extraordinary products and services.
    For ten years, Ron worked in a large hospice organization as a social worker, Counseling Manager, and Senior Director of Quality Services. Through these roles, he gained experience on the front line, in middle management, and ultimately in senior management. He has a proven track record as a successful member of a multidisciplinary team and as an effective senior leader. 

    Since 1996, he has delivered over 1000 presentations to over 140,000 people in the U.S. and abroad. In 2001 Ron received the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, the highest earned designation from the National Speakers Association and in 2014, he was inducted into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame®.

    Some of Ron’s clients include: 
     American Cancer Society   Ronald McDonald Charities 
     American Red Cross  Johns Hopkins University 
     NASA   US Department of Veteran Affairs
     Fairfax County Public Schools   US Department of Agriculture
     Goodwill Industries  University of Virginia
     Wells Fargo  US Senate
     National Institutes of Health (NIH)   Verizon


    Finally, Ron’s business model also includes dedicating a significant portion of his time to volunteer service. He was the 2012-2013 President of the National Speakers Association (NSA). In 2010, he received the NSA President’s Distinguished Service Award. He has also served on numerous boards and committees for organizations such as Capital Hospice, the Art Gliner Center for Humor Studies, and Rotary International where he chaired his club’s largest fundraisers. Ron has received the Rotarian of the Year, and the Four Avenues of Service Awards, two of the highest awards given by Rotary.

    • 19 Feb 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
    • Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown



    VAMPI CMP Recognition Reception

    Thursday, February 19, 2015
    5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown
    501 East Broad St
    Richmond, VA 23219

    VAMPI would like to recognize and celebrate our current CMP members as well as support potential candidates on their CMP journey! Join us for an evening of networking and fellowship as we pin our newest CMP members and provide resources for those interested in the process. Enjoy craft beer and food pairings, compliments of Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown. 

    Click here to register!

    All members and guests are welcome to join in the celebration!
    5:30pm - 6:00pm   Registration and Networking
    6:00pm - 6:15pm   Welcome
    6:15pm - 6:30pm   Pinning of new CMP's
    6:30pm - 7:00pm   Continued Networking

    Cancellation Policy
    Event Cancellations must be submitted in writing to:
    ceer@paragon-group.com
    Cancellation Penalties to apply:
    More than 30 days from event date: $10
    Within 30-3 days from event date: $25
    Less than 3 days from event date: no refund
    • 05 Mar 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    • Newport News Marriott at City Center 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606

    Topic: Let Us Break Bread Together: Using Food in your R

    Thursday, March 5, 2015
    11:00am - 1:30pm


    Location: Newport News Marriott at City Center

    740 Town center Drive

    Newport News, VA 23606

    Overnight Accommodations

    You may call our reservation system at 866-329-1758 and ask for the VAMPI group block. Reservations must be made by February 13th, 2015 to guarantee group rate of $89.00.


    Book your group rate for VAMPI



    How much strategy do you employ when planning menus?  Are you curating a story, taking advantage of a captive audience to share things about your history, culture, lifestyle or geography?  Are you doing everything you can to use food and beverage as a powerful essential tool in your work?  This funny, practical presentation explores how we should approach food and beverage...what we should consider in our menu planning and development... who should be involved in the process... and why food matters in the first place. 

    Learner Objectives:

    1. Curate a story via a meal, taking advantage of a captive audience in order to build a long-term relationship. 
    2. Consider and navigate trick restrictions based on religion, culture or medical necessity. 
    3. Create memorable moments at the table... but keep to a tight budget. 
    4. Fully integrate the entire meal operation, from drafting and sourcing to ultimate service.

    CMP Blueprint:
    Domain G: Meeting or Event Design; Skill 16: Coordinate Food & Beverage Services (1.5 Clock Hours)


    Schedule
     9:30am - 11:00am Board Meeting 
     11:00am - 11:30am Registration & Networking 
     11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch
     12:30pm - 1:30pm Education


    Event Cancellations must be submitted in writing to:
    ceer@paragon-group.com
    Cancellation penalties do apply:
    Cancellation penalties outside 30 days from event date: $10
    Cancellations within 30 days from event date: $25
    Cancellations within 3 days of event date: No Refund

    Chris Young

    Speaker
    Chris Young, a native of Fitzgerald, Georgia, is a sought-after keynote speaker and
    trainer, featured presenter, and subject-matter expert in leadership and organizational
    dynamics, international protocol, cross-cultural literacy, and global business etiquette.
    His clients include Fortune 500 companies; major universities; national, state, and
    municipal governments; chambers of commerce and economic development agencies;
    professional associations; and global sporting events.
    For seven years, he led Protocol & Diplomacy
    International – Protocol Officers Association (PDIPOA),
    the worldwide professional organization for
    those in those related fields, as its elected president.
    During his tenure, the organization increased its
    membership almost 400% to include people from
    30 nations. Today he serves as the past president
    and chair of the committee on governance and
    ethics.
    In August 2014, he was honored by his peers from
    around the world with the PDI-POA Ann Beard
    Achievement Award, the highest in his profession.
    By day, he serves as the Executive Director of CIFAL Atlanta, an arm of the United
    Nations’ Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), and is a Fellow with UNITAR.
    The center focuses on capacity building for local governments and civil society leaders,
    with programmatic emphases on economic development, water, STEM education, and
    disaster preparation and recovery. Its work largely targets emerging democracies and
    economies within the Americas.
    Mr. Young’s career also includes service as the Executive Director of The Protocol School
    of Washington and Chief of Protocol and Director of International Affairs for the State of
    Georgia, the latter of which he started and operated for two successive administrations.
    His work has taken to him to almost 100 countries. Over the past decade, Mr. Young has
    organized visits for over 200 presidents, vice presidents, ministers, and ambassadors, as
    well as planned and executed more than 50 full-scale international business
    development trips. During his tenure with the State, he liaised directly with the
    international consular corps and trade community in Georgia, which, under his
    stewardship, enjoyed unparalleled growth, over 60%.
    In 2010, Georgia Trend magazine tapped him as one of the State’s “40 Under 40,”
    Georgia’s forty rising stars and influential leaders under the age of forty.
    Mr. Young graduated with highest honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology,
    entering as a President’s Scholar and earning a BS degree in History. He also studied at
    Oxford University (Worcester College) in the United Kingdom. He received his law
    degree (Juris Doctor), with honor, from the University of Georgia. In 1999 he was
    appointed as a nationally prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholar. In March 2006, Mr.
    Young was named as the recipient of Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen Alumni Legacy Award.
    An inveterate traveler and avid pianist, he attends Mt. Paran Church in Atlanta and is a
    member of their choir.

    • 07 May 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • TBD - Richmond, VA
    Thursday, May 7, 2015
    11:00am - 1:30pm

    Location: TBD - Richmond, VA

    Topic: TBD

    Speaker:  TBD


    Schedule

     9:30am - 11:00am Board Meeting 
     11:00am - 11:30am Registration & Networking 
     11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch
     12:30pm - 1:30pm Education


    Event Cancellations must be submitted in writing to:
    ceer@paragon-group.com
    Cancellation penalties do apply:
    Cancellation penalties outside 30 days from event date: $10
    Cancellations within 30 days from event date: $25
    Cancellations within 3 days of event date: No Refund

    • 04 Jun 2015
    • (EDT)
    • TBD - Richmond, VA
    Thursday, June 4, 2015

    Location: TBD - Richmond, VA

    Topic: TBD

    Speaker:  TBD




    Event Cancellations must be submitted in writing to:
    ceer@paragon-group.com
    Cancellation penalties do apply:
    Cancellation penalties outside 30 days from event date: $10
    Cancellations within 30 days from event date: $25
    Cancellations within 3 days of event date: No Refund

    • 12 Aug 2015
    • 14 Aug 2015
    • TBD

    Save the Date!

    VAMPI Annual Education Conference & Awards Ceremony

    August 12-14, 2015

    Location: TBD


    • 10 Sep 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • TBD - Richmond, VA
    Thursday, September 10, 2015
    11:00am - 1:30pm

    Location: TBD - Richmond, VA

    Topic: TBD

    Speaker:  TBD


    Schedule

     9:30am - 11:00am Board Meeting 
     11:00am - 11:30am Registration & Networking 
     11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch
     12:30pm - 1:30pm Education


    Event Cancellations must be submitted in writing to:
    ceer@paragon-group.com
    Cancellation penalties do apply:
    Cancellation penalties outside 30 days from event date: $10
    Cancellations within 30 days from event date: $25
    Cancellations within 3 days of event date: No Refund

    • 05 Nov 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    • TBD - Hampton Roads, VA
    Thursday, November 5, 2015
    11:00am - 1:30pm

    Location: TBD - Hampton Roads, VA

    Topic: TBD

    Speaker:  TBD


    Schedule

     9:30am - 11:00am Board Meeting 
     11:00am - 11:30am Registration & Networking 
     11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch
     12:30pm - 1:30pm Education


    Event Cancellations must be submitted in writing to:
    ceer@paragon-group.com
    Cancellation penalties do apply:
    Cancellation penalties outside 30 days from event date: $10
    Cancellations within 30 days from event date: $25
    Cancellations within 3 days of event date: No Refund

    • 03 Dec 2015
    • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • TBD - Richmond, VA

    VAMPI Holiday Luncheon and Auction Fundraiser

    Thursday, December 3, 2015
    10:30am - 1:30pm

    Location: TBD

    Schedule

     9:00am - 10:30am Board Meeting 
     10:30am - 11:00am Registration, Silent auction & Networking 
     11:00am - 12:30pm Luncheon and Silent auction
     12:30pm - 1:30pm Auction check out


    Event Cancellations must be submitted in writing to:
    ceer@paragon-group.com
    Cancellation penalties do apply:
    Cancellation penalties outside 30 days from event date: $10
    Cancellations within 30 days from event date: $25
    Cancellations within 3 days of event date: No Refund


Past events

28 Jan 2015 January Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: 2015 Meetings Outlook
08 Jan 2015 State of the Industry with Kevin Kirby, MPI International Chairman of the Board
11 Dec 2014 Holiday Luncheon and Auction Fundraiser: Members may bring a guest for free!
06 Dec 2014 EDMARC Gift Wrapping Community Service Project
24 Nov 2014 CMP Boot Camp
14 Nov 2014 November Education: Leveraging Social Media for Planners & Suppliers
07 Nov 2014 VAMPI Mid-Year Board Retreat
04 Nov 2014 November Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: Contracts!
01 Oct 2014 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum 2014-2015 Kick-Off
11 Sep 2014 September: Unlocking a Data Conscious Culture
13 Aug 2014 2014 VAMPI/HSMAI Annual Education Conference
21 Jul 2014 CMP Boot Camp
05 Jun 2014 VAMPI 2014 Awards Luncheon
13 May 2014 2014 VAMPI Board Retreat
21 Apr 2014 CMP Boot Camp
10 Apr 2014 April Education: ZOMBIES 2030! Taming the Most Challenging Conference Imaginable
27 Mar 2014 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: March 2014
20 Mar 2014 Meeting Professionals' Industry Fair
06 Mar 2014 March Education: Quickfire with Bob Mellinger
20 Feb 2014 VAMPI CMP Support Program: “Committed to Making Professionals”
06 Feb 2014 February Education Meeting: Building a Legacy of Leadership
29 Jan 2014 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: January 2014
09 Jan 2014 January Education: Virginia Travel Industry Updates
05 Dec 2013 Holiday Auction & Luncheon
12 Nov 2013 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: Let’s talk about Food and Beverage!
07 Nov 2013 Speed Learning - Industry Roundtable Discussions
06 Nov 2013 2013-2014 VAMPI Board Midyear Retreat
28 Oct 2013 CMP Boot Camp
03 Oct 2013 Risk Management & Event Insurance
26 Sep 2013 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: Discover how your fellow planners and suppliers expect to see 2014 shape up.
12 Sep 2013 True Innovation: Inspiring Your Audience
15 Aug 2013 CAMP VAMPI! Campfire Gathering (Guests Only)
15 Aug 2013 CAMP VAMPI! Annual Education Conference
29 Jul 2013 CMP Boot Camp
26 Jun 2013 Tidewater Breakfast Forum: Thinking Outside the Box
18 Jun 2013 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: Benefits and Options for Advancing your Career
06 Jun 2013 VAMPI Awards Reception & Dinner
29 May 2013 Tidewater Breakfast Forum: Are you in the Business of being an Exceptional Business?
23 May 2013 2013-2014 VAMPI Board Retreat
02 May 2013 “Experience plus Education equals Success”
17 Apr 2013 EVENT CANCELLED Wine with VAMPI
28 Mar 2013 From Logistics to Strategy: A Journey into the Mind of the Ultimate Decision Maker
26 Mar 2013 How to Achieve the Perfect Atmosphere at your Event
25 Feb 2013 Used any cool technology lately?
21 Feb 2013 VAMPI CMP Support Program: “Committed to Making Professionals”
07 Feb 2013 “LET ME HELP!: Volunteers in Special Events Administration”
15 Jan 2013 Richmond Breakfast Forum
10 Jan 2013 Virginia Travel Industry Updates Panel Discussion
15 Dec 2012 Got Community? EDMARC Gift Wrapping Event
12 Dec 2012 "What's Your Plan B?"
06 Dec 2012 Naked Negotiating & Holiday Auction
13 Nov 2012 CMP Exam: What You Need to Know About the New CMP Application Guidelines
01 Nov 2012 Meet Like A Mouse: Apply Theme Park Methodology
23 Oct 2012 Risky Business: Planner & Business Partners Prepare for Contingencies?”
16 Oct 2012 Is Your Head Spinning? Charlottesville Breakfast Forum
05 Oct 2012 “Maximizing Attendee Engagement with Mobile Apps”?
27 Sep 2012 VAMPI Unique Meets Tour 5
18 Sep 2012 Mobile Apps: What’s it all about? - Richmond Breakfast Forum
13 Sep 2012 Working Professionally From the Road
23 Aug 2012 2012 Annual Education Conference